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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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Ratings: 3,679
Reviews: 1,994
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 204
Gots: 228 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Schneider Aventinus.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001)
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Photo of bigdeuce
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really interesting beer. It reminds me of a cross between a dunkelweizen and a belgian strong dark ale. Very fruity like a belgian and pours a belgian-style head. Not much lacing down the glass, but who cares, the taste is phenomenal. Cherries, plums, and bananas seep through. Heavy alcohol warms in this well balanced brew. This beer attacks your taste buds. An outstanding beer, without a doubt.

bigdeuce, Sep 13, 2006
Photo of willjschmidt
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into the appropriate Aventinus glass.

A: Pours a medium brown with reddish tint. Nice sized white head.

S: Apple cider, a bit of chocolate, some spice in there as well. A slight whiff of alcohol.

T: Very complex. Lots of different flavors layered in there. Dark fruits such as figs and plums. The apple is there in the flavor as well. A hint of light chocolate. Spices with clove standing out. A decent does of booze in the finish with rum coming through in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, high carbonation.

D: A very big tasty wheat beer. Very complex and quite delicious.

willjschmidt, Jun 26, 2009
Photo of kwjd
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy ruby brown colour with thick white head and nice lacing. Smells of banana and cloves like a hefe, but then has a nice chocolate and cherry smell too. Flavour has a lot of sweetness, but not too much. Really balanced flavours. Alcohol is high in this beer, but I can barely notice it at all. Wonderfully drinkable.

kwjd, Aug 27, 2010
Photo of AlcahueteJ
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Began to pour this with the weizen glass tilted at 45 degrees, and the entire glass began to fill up with foam. Gave it some time to settle then SLOWLY poured the rest. Now it's a beautiful dark cloudy chestnut body with a rocky four-fingered off-white head that doesn't want to go away.

S - Wreaks of malty sweetness with a strong nose that's loaded with yeasty goodness. Hints of raisins and other dark fruits that I can't pin down.

M - Medium mouthfeel that's sticky with a moderate level of carbonation.

T - Spices up front followed with more hints of dark fruits, yeast in the middle, and then you get hit with the alcohol. Hops take a backseat to this malty brew.

D - Drinkability is off the charts for 8.2%. What a refreshing beer, and on this hot night it's perfect. The alcohol is noticeable, but the beer is so crisp and sweet I'm struggling to sip, with a strong urge to chug.

AlcahueteJ, May 09, 2009
Photo of Toddv29424
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was suprised to see how dark the color of this beer is. The smell is also much different than I expected, much more carmel and fruity than I guessed. But the best thing about this beer is the taste. The fruits come through strong, but dissapear a little too quickly. It reminds me a lot of Hoegaarden Forbidden Fruit in that they are infusing many tastes together. It almost creates a wine-like idea. Very Pleased.

Toddv29424, Dec 31, 2005
Photo of WWWade
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured this into a goblet and was immediately impressed. Dark deep red brown that is thick. A small, off-white head that lasted for a few minutes.

S - Spicy cloves and plumbs

T - you taste the dark malts at first followed by a barrage of sweet fruits (plumb, banana, and cherry) that do not overpower the mouth.

M - smooth and full

D - a great beer that I think almost everyone, despite beer preference, should enjoy. No lie, It ALMOST reminds me of a dry champagne.

WWWade, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of damienblack
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark reddish-brown, kind of like a black cherry. Billowy, pillowy head that makes sort of a plateau in the middle. Lacing is nice and bubbly, and slides right down the glass. Nose is a little weaker than I anticipated, a nose full of sweet malt and citrus fruit, as well as a hint of clove. I get a banana-ey smell, and maybe cherry or pear.

Tastes as wonderful as it looks, less sweet than I would have thought, but still full of the great citrus tastes I smelled. Slightly sweet malt on the forward pallet, and then on the second sensation, the fruit sweetness kicks in. Banana, cherry, what might be plum, all accompanied by a slick, coating mouthfeel. A little bit sticky, though. No bitterness to speak of at any stage, nor any hint of the alcohol content. There is seriously no alcohol burn at all. This is incredibly drinkable, dangerously drinkable even. This was a very hyped up beer in my head, so it certainly did not exceed expectations, but I'd say it met them, or at least came close to doing so.

damienblack, Dec 23, 2008
Photo of cagocubs
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A cloudy carmel to tobacco brown with a nice thick ivory/white head that lingers and leaves great lacing.

S: Earthy smell with dark fruit tones and roasted malt scent.

T: Packs a punch with expansive flavor. Hints of toasty malts, prune of fig, with hints of a sweet taste. The alcohol is masked well, but still very present which bringss out the spice.

M: Medium body with a smooth flow.

D: I found this to have a good drinkability but in moderation as the alcohol content packs a punch. Very flavorful and interesting to drink.

cagocubs, Jan 10, 2009
Photo of woemad
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle purchased at Jum's Homebrew in Spokane for $3.30.

Poured a dark orangy amber color, with a huge, uneven off-white head that took its time dissipating.

Smell was of wheat (duh) coupled with the aroma of cloves. There's also a little bit of caramelish sweetness.

Taste was of wheat, but not a dominant hefeweizen wheatiness. This wheat taste mingles with a malty sweetness and a clove-cinammon spiciness. There is a very slight hoppy crispness in the finish, but it is very subdued in comparison to what came before it. The abv is not noticeable at all.

Mouthfeel is moderately thick, but not as thick as I thought it would be, being a "wheat-doppelbock". Neverthelss it is a little bit filling.

This is a very drinkable beer. I would not hesitate to have one in the future. It might be a little bit much for someone to have repeated pints of, however. There's a reason few bars have doppels on tap. This is a good thing. Something 8%abv that goes down this easy should have some sort of arresting effect.

woemad, Mar 31, 2004
Photo of pentathlete
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours into the tall weizen glass with a monstrous antique head full of tightly packed bubbles. Opaque at the top of the glass and translucent below. Smell is spicy banana, the traditional wheat nose. Taste is a luscious banana bread with a soda like spritz following. Spiciness on the edges that mixes with a reasonable sweetness at the finish. Mouthfeel is nice and full at the start and thins out considerably in the finish probably due to that fine bubble carbonation. Oh so easy to quaff. We grilled some NY strips, medium rare, and this is what we chose to have with it. Superb.

pentathlete, Apr 21, 2006
Photo of UncleJimbo
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at Redbones.

This wheat-doppelbock poured a cloudy brown color with a lot of light tan foam. The smell was very fruity (bananas), which surprised me for a doppelbock, but I suppose the wheat is responsible for these esters. The taste was also dominated by the fruity banana oils, but caramel malt, yeast, and a trace of musty grape flavor came through. The mouthfeel was sweet and fruity, with medium carbonation, and medium body. This bock was very drinkable (I guess I am a sucker for fruity esters).

UncleJimbo, Mar 22, 2003
Photo of EliotW
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a deep plum/brown, allowing little light to pass through

Smell - Sweet brown sugar, lots of wheat

Taste - Immediately hit with wheat, followed by banana and clove. Some addition floral notes as well

Mouth - Not overly bubbly, very nicely carbonated. Smooth, sweet, slightly thicker than other German beers I've had

Drinkability - Extremely well balanced. A true wheat beer with a nice light amount of fruity sweetness. Unlike most German beers I've had (and I've been to Germany), but very enjoyable.

A friend of mine recommended this beer as being one of his absolute favorites and I can absolutely understand why. A truly fantastic beer

EliotW, Sep 27, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle served in a wheat beer glass. Beer is dark brown with thick white head. Head persists and leaves lacing as it falls away and the beer is drank. Carbonation steady and moderate.

Strong banana aroma (really strong). Malt and wheat character in the aroma as well. A very pleasing and inviting beer.

This is one of my favorite beers. The flavor is sweet, there is no hop bitterness. You can pick up a little bit of sweetness from alcohol on the front end, but its not warming. Malt character makes the beer full bodied, thick, and hits the midpalate nicely. Drinkability is high, but due to high alcohol and overall heaviness of the beer, a slight deduction. I love this beer.

drabmuh, Oct 15, 2009
Photo of BravoTwo
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Essentially, drinking this beer is like drinking a loaf of really good spicy banana bread. The banana flavor is pronounced, but not as much so as Franziskaner.

This beer is an excellent example of the style, and is easily one of my favorites. Its drinkability is top-notch and is really a beer that I could enjoy year round with anything.

BravoTwo, Jul 26, 2007
Photo of mdcrouser
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one thrown in by the beer shopkeeper after filling a box with other selections.
Muddy brown and hazy, with a solid tan head.

Ripe banana, clove, dark fruits – not unique for its smells, but rather for their breadth and depth.

Beers that ring of similar esters are often too over-powering for me, but this one is more delicate and subtle. Deeper and richer too with allusions to roastiness.

Ruminates on the tongue, waiting for you to think it’s going to explode into something more pushy. Instead, it almost creeps up on you, delivering something awesome, but almost understated.

Not my favorite style by any means, but that’s still an incredibly good beer.

mdcrouser, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of costanzo_mike
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

costanzo_mike, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of scruffwhor
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cola color with orange peekoo highlights. Pretty quick head, but good bubbling. Nice ring o' foam. Wheaty bananas and cloves mixed with some faint caramel malts and a little bubblgum. Some light sugar water drizzled over soe cooked bananas and hot breakfast cereal, mad mostly of wheat. Lots of cloves with maybe a few pruins. The alcohol adds to the fruity flavors of this beer, but cuts some of the yeasty flavors away. The alcohol also adds a nice long warming linger to the flavor and palate. Would almost taste and feel sessionble until the beer warms up. But the alcohol is no overwhelming in the least.

scruffwhor, Feb 26, 2009
Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this bock pours a choclate brown color, with a VERY thick head that disappears entirely. it fizzes so much it sounds like a coke.

has a strong champagne-y aroma with hints of both chocolate and vanilla. all of these aromas translate to the taste. tastes like a very high quality champagne, very reminiscient of the only bottle of Dom Perignon i've ever had. however it is surprisingly smooth and goes down very easy.

i highly recommend this brew. .

sinstaineddemon, Mar 20, 2006
Photo of Spacegrass
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in a Moose Drool glass, which is fairly similar to the Aventinus glass they serve these in at Weisse's Brauhaus in Munich.

A- Dark brown in the thicker part of the glass, burgundy/dark amber in the thinner part. Carbonation coming up the glass like in a Hefeweizen, with a giant fluffy head. Bits of lacing stay behind.

S- Pungent sweet banana freshness. Very balanced. Easy on the nose. Slight alcohol bite.

T- Similar to a Hefeweizen in many ways, but of course darker and with hints of alcohol. Leaves a lingering sweet banana aftertaste that keeps you happy for long time.

M- Carbonation throughout but not overwhelming. Smooth. Sits well on the tongue. I would say the high alcohol and sweetness detract slightly as you finish the sip, but then it finishes calm.

D- A great beer, very drinkable but I start feeling full of malts and sugar after a while.

Spacegrass, May 23, 2009
Photo of HopheadEd
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has been at my favorite bar for a while, and I'm just trying it now, a cold, damp rainy October night, instead of the summer. What the hell was I waiting for?! Tuesday night special; wings. Beer to go with that; a Wheat Doppelback.
I never put the two together.
Pours a dark brown with the usual high off white head that lasts through the glass. Aromas of the usual Hefe- but with a more pronounced malt nose, not the usual banana/clove. An excelent beer with the meal I was having, thirst quenching. I will try it again without the meal.

HopheadEd, Oct 29, 2002
Photo of gonzo138
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a hazy brownish red color with a tan colored head that retains okay but sticks very nicely to the side of my weizen glass

S- full rich malty sweetness, accompanied by a fruity sweetness, and a bit of that hefe wheat spiciness

T- deep rich malty sweetness at first along with an almost candy like sweetness, followed by a bannana clove spiciness near the finish

M- full rich body and good carbonation

D- absolutely love this one, had it many a time, cant believe this is the first time i'm reviewing it, would absolutely freak out if I could find this on tap somewhere

gonzo138, Jan 18, 2007
Photo of ShadesOfGray
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Unibroue tulip glass. Pours hazy brownish caramel color with a an off-white frothy head that has pretty good retention. Leaves a pretty sticky and creamy lacing around the glass.

Aroma is very sweet and pleasant. Tons of fruits, spices...caramel, and booze. This surprises me, I thought German beers were only brewed with the 4 main ingrediants of beer. Overall, this beer smells awesome and my mouth is watering!

Medium-semi complex body...WOW! This beer has really impressed me, I didn't see this coming. Clean and crisp, yet ever so creamy and smooth! Carbonation is just right, on the higher side. Beer really reminds me of a great Belgian tripel, rather than a Doppelbock. Tons of fruit flavors, Belgian like-yeasts, malty. Either way, it's very, very good! For 8% ABV, it actually feels like more...but at the same time, extremely drinkable! A little bit of a nut flavor as it warms up. Overall-GREAT beer! A must try!

ShadesOfGray, May 01, 2010
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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A minimal head dies quickly (and very loudly) down to almost nothing, which eventually disappears to absolutely nothing, leaving me with a murky, brown, muddy looking beer. Clarifies as it warms. Not the best looking, I have to say. Though I haven't had too many Weizenbocks, I have to say that Vitus (its closest competitor in my mind and the BA ratings) is a much better looking beer.

I must say that Aventinus wins on smell between those two, however. Intoxicatingly sweet malt with heavy clove background. Lots of spice here. A little bit of banana, tangerine sweetness and maybe some mango. Alcohol detectable if you really get deep down in there. A beautiful array of smells.

An outstanding flavor. Sweet and tart, with abundant spices and fleshy citrus fruits. Tropical bananas and fresh mangoes as well. You know how fresh mango can have that kind of peppery, spicy taste? I get a bit of that. A very slight roastiness and alcohol at the finish as the beer approaches room temperature.

The mouthfeel on this is similar to Vitus as well. It starts out a bit too carbonated for my liking, but as it sits, the carbonation develops into a pleasant effervescence. A nice burn when you hold it in your mouth. Creamy slickness, and a nice full body.

I love the 500ml size for this one. Just the right amount to give me a good buzz without going overboard.

Overall, this is an excellent beer, and is just about even with Vitus in my book. My ratings for the two show Vitus to be the clear preference, but its not as clear cut. The appearance is where this brew really suffers, and kinda drags down my rating.

I quite enjoy this, but since Vitus is cheaper and more readily available, I will pick it up more often. I think I prefer it slightly anyway.

photomike, May 21, 2009
Photo of mjl21
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml (16.9 fl. oz.) bottle poured into a weizen glass. Comes in at 8.2%. Bottling code of 09.012 1-3
0779 2823

A-When poured, it closely resembles the color of cola. It is very hazy when put up to the light. Off a very delicate pour, it has a massive 3.5 finger off-white head that slowly goes to two fingers before finally resting at a one finger layer. Tons of bubbles rise up from the bottom.

S-Clove, wheat, and banana are definitely noticeable, but dark stone fruits lead the way in the aroma category.

T-The sweet dark stone fruits hit first. The clove really makes itself present as it goes down. Various afterstates arise including some bubblegum as well as a peppery, spicy bite. As it warms the banana flavors really jump out.

M-Medium to heavy bodied. The massive head results in a creamy texture and the carbonation results in a nice prickly feel on the tongue.

D-Deceptively drinkable. Knowing the higher abv on this one limits its drinkability, but if I was not told how strong it was, I could easily knock back a few.

A great beer that frequently is an impulse buy when I go beer shopping. One of these days I need to go and pick up the official Aventinus glass to give this beer its proper due.

mjl21, May 13, 2009
Photo of strangefate
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle.

Pours a dark cloudy brown with a hint of amber. Has a huge tan head that dissipates rather quickly, but leaves great lacing. Aroma and taste are both sweet, wheaty, and almost spicy. Hints of banana are present in the taste as well. Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. The sweetness of this may be too much to drink a six pack of, but it's something you'll want to sip and savior anyway.

strangefate, Feb 02, 2007
Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,679 ratings.